How do you know what you are capable of? What qualities do you possess that lie within you unnoticed and unfulfilled? How are you going to discover these hidden talents? How will these talents manifest in your life? What difference will they make to your quality of life? How will they affect your confidence? Finally, what does personal growth look like to you?
Seeds of Confidence
Like all life you start your existence as a seed in fertile soil, full of potential that may, or may not, be realised. It is only through life situations that you discover your talents and so grow in confidence. Some you are placed in by chance and others by design. That design can be your own or others.
By chance or design these situations shape you, drawing out skills, qualities and talents that drive you forward, see you grow and make a contribution to the world. Both play an important role in ensuring your growth and improving your confidence.
Growth by Design
Firstly, it is in design that you take control of your growth. By placing yourself in the path of mentors, teachers and guides you are introduced to new things, made aware of previously unseen skills and encouraged and inspired to step out of your comfort zone and grow as an individual.
Therefore, I am constantly seeking support from people who can teach me to grow my business, show me new skills to cultivate myself and ways in which to help others. Life is a never- ending classroom that can lead to on- going growth and development of that seed into something magnificent.
There is also self- directed growth. Learning does not need only come from outside of you. It can also come from within. Through exploring a subject you can get beyond text books, courses and external teaching and begin the process of innovation, integration and development. Your unique journey gives you a unique view on all of life. As a result, will you bring that unique vision to life and share it with the world, your community or family? Would you walk the path less travelled and forge a way forward that creates something new for you as well as the world around you? Can you purposefully step into the unknown and discover what lies in the void?
Growth by Chance
Nevertheless, in amongst all of this design there is the chaos of chance. New and unexpected events, opportunities and learning will come your way that contribute to your growth. Some of it will be painful, much of it exciting and inspiring. This is the nature of growth. Only by putting yourself in the charge of guides and stepping out and creating your place in the world will you grow and open yourself up to chance and chaos. The opportunity for growth, on- going development and fulfillment will follow.
How will you know which direction to go? You can take the advice of other people who have experience in the areas you wish to develop. You can also follow your Intuition. This means asking “What are you drawn to?” and ” What do you get the sense you are inspired to do?” For years I have had a sense that I am drawn to help people discover their life- purpose. At one time that looked like running a martial arts business. I helped people with their self- confidence and trust in their own ability and intuition. More recently, that has developed to include life coaching.
Chance and Design
I never expected my previous career in science to come in any use once I walked away from biochemistry and neuroscience. Now I am drawn to using that expertise in helping people with finding their life- purpose as well. I am currently exploring meditation and seeing how that can be incorporated into movement. Together they help combat stress, tension and encourage relaxation, self- expression and creativity. These are all key elements in living your life- purpose. The journey unfolds one step at a time and help and support comes in many guises, both internal and external.
Consequently, many of my clients are taking the steps towards living with greater fulfillment. By a combination of trusting their own intuition, creativity and resourcefulness they become empowered to follow their life- purpose and reach out for whatever help and support will get them there. By living in- line with your life- purpose you ensure continual growth and fulfillment. See yourself flourish and thrive in such a positive and empowering environment and grow from a seed into a beautiful, healthy and vibrant plant: strong in its foundations; fruitful in its creativity and furthermore; unique in its shape and expression.
Over to you
What is your experience of growth? How do you live your life- purpose? How do you continue to grow? I’d love to hear your comments and offer inspiration for people who are travelling a similar road.
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